Monday, January 17, 2011

Using a duck with a wringer.

You may think you're done, done, DONE with the washing subject and good riddance!  You may want to avert your eyes for a minute.  Better plug your ears, too, just in case.

hand wringer mangle

Remember Grant, the Get Prepared Stuff guy whom I may be getting a little crush on?  He wrote more about the wringer, AND he's giving Good Luck Duck readers a coupon.







Grant sent me this link illustrating wringers on RV bumpers and other examples of Aussie ingenuity.  He also says about the Best Hand Wringer:


Not to back track from what I said in my last reply but if it came across like the wringer was of no value without a firm location to attach it to, I need to clarify that the wringer still works and will get considerable amounts of water out of clothing, it just won't be the best it could be and I don't have any real data other than to say it does pretty good.
 In explaining the items I have available for purchase I try to set expectation so you know what you are getting.  However, I've been known to talk people out of a good purchase simply because I've erred on over explaining the minuses while not explaining that the pluses could still out weigh the weaknesses. 
 A wringer even attached to a rather insecure bucket or tub will get enough water out of clothing to shave hours and even days off of air drying your laundry. That in and of itself could be worth it's use.  My hope is that people simply understand that it's a different process to wring clothing compared to an electric washer's spin cycle and the results can be much different depending on the clothes or material being run through it, how the wringer is located, how tightly you run the rollers and how much effort you want to put into turning the handle.  There are good reasons why wringers were gladly replaced by a washers spin cycle but I've not found a manual hand powered option that works any better than a wringer.
  My marketing as you've seen is still a lot to be desired but I'll attempt to at least help your readers somewhat and offer a $10 discount if they purchase a wringer and rapid washer together.  They will need to use Google checkout and type in: thegoodluckduck where it asks for a coupon.  They would need to purchase the items from the getpreparedstuff.com site. 
 I'll keep the coupon active for as long as possible but if the internet coupon sites pick it up I may need to turn it off.
 All the best,  
-grant
So, there you go.  He is also offering me a returned one in good shape for a decent discount - what should I do??

Something good may have fallen into place over the past week.  I mean GOOD.  It's not a done deal yet, but it's pretty close.   I should go ahead and tell you, because I'm not superstitious, but that might jinx it.  Better wait.

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9 comments:

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Well, if you do order the refurbished one, then let Annie open the packaging :) Looks like you and I BOTH can't be trusted!

I never knew wringing clothes could be so interesting. And the saga continues. Think they will make a "soap" opera out of this? Pun intended!

¡Vizcacha! said...

Good idea! I won't even attempt it, I'll just point and nod over at the box until she releases the wringer into the wild.

I never knew wringing clothes could be so interesting. And, turns out it's not! Thanks for giving it a boost, though.

Malone said...

I did lots of wringing on one of those things back in 1965. I had 3 babies in diapers at the time. Gak! Prolly won't do that again if I can avoid it. Either the wringing OR the babies. I was young and really quite dumb. Good thing, older and smarter I would have had cats instead and I wouldn't have had nearly so much fun. :)

Carolyn said...

I see you have now mastered the art of dragging the eyeballs back to your page in search of an update. Not sure I'll be able to sleep now.

Judy and Emma said...

I repeat: Good Luck, duck! :)

I think you've put us through the wringer one time too many! :))

¡Vizcacha! said...

Holy Poopy Nappie, Malone. That is what you call work, and not what I am after. I thought I'd go with cloth diapers when I had my only (we had a choice by then), but my husband said if I expected him to change diapers, they would have to be disposable. I just look this way, so I made the switch immediately.

Ha, Carolyn! Okay, I'll give you a hint: it's GOOD.

Okay, Judy, I'll stop mangling you!

Gail and Rick said...

Well, I think you've wrung about all the fabric out of this subject you can :)

But if you're not going to join me with a Splendide, I say "have bumper, get wringer"

¡Vizcacha! said...

Gail, are you sure there's no more juice left in the topic? I'm not sure there is anything, anywhere left to say about laundry.

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

This is me **BEGGING** you to show those mighty nostrils to the world :)

Yes, I'm sitting here snickering!!!

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